What to Wear, Part 2

Every session is different and unique, but when investing in heirloom portraits or wall pieces, it is important to consider clothing details.  

I welcome and encourage clothing consultation prior to your session.  We can brainstorm colors and styles that compliment your vision, mood and location.

As you start to plan for our session, here are a few quick tips to keep in mind:

  • Solid colors in muted or rich tones photograph best
  • Adults should wear sleeves and long pants/skirts
  • Keep hair and make-up true to your style.  If getting your hair cut, please do so at least 10 days prior to the session.
  • Keep it simple by wearing solid colors.
  • Skip the character tshirts, words on clothing, and avoid loud prints, plaids and stripes
  • Wear dark footwear (shoes and socks) unless you plan to be barefoot
  • Please don't all match.  Coordinating colors are perfect, but everyone in the same outfit is not.

Here in Hillsboro, Oregon we have beautiful seasons.  Currently, it is autumn, so to tailor the above guidelines to fall portraits, I have a few more tips

  • Layer pieces, whether that be scarves, or a sweater over a button up, but try to avoid layering in such a way that looks bulky.
  • Dress for the weather! Fall portraits in a sundress probably isn’t the look you’re going for, try dresses in darker tones, or sweaters with a nice pair of pants.
  • Accent pieces are great. A fun necklace to add to the outfit, or even boots or scarves!


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